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Mastering the kerb
Sometimes the simplest of rises in your powerchair can seem the biggest of mountains. There’s simple and straightforward advice to help you tackle these moments.
While it’s not safe to tackle stairs in your powerchair, Magic Mobility has the best advice for taking on the other obstacles you face in life.
Momentum is key!
Our Design Engineer Lachlan says, “make sure you’re taking the kerb or rise straight on and ensure your castor wheels are trailing straight behind you”.
And always make sure that you’ve got a bit of momentum to get you over the rise!
One other piece of important advice from Lachlan is “Check your tyre pressure. The lower the pressure, the better the grip, traction and climbing ability. But too low, and the battery box will hit the kerb.”
Check out Lachie showing you how to tackle a kerb in the Frontier V6 MWD…
Experienced Magic Mobility Extreme X8 user Henry Vivet, shares his words of wisdom (and homemade video – thanks Henry!) for approaching and conquering his everyday mountains. Don’t forget, make sure you always approach a kerb straight on. If you are attempting a kerb climb for the first time, please ensure you have a carer nearby for your safety.
If you’d like more information or advice on tackling your everyday obstacles, including kerbs, don’t hesitate to reach out to us. Contact us today and let us know how we can help!